She had forgotten to wear her name badge at the last meetup, but I sought her out nonetheless. I wanted to meet the woman whose quiet presence allowed the Tibetan Singing Bowls to speak for her. Those musical instruments known also as Himalayan Bowls most likely date back to pre-Buddhist culture. Thought to have been initially used for more mundane needs, such as food bowls or for certain rituals, today, they are known as a “standing bell” and are played by rubbing a mallet around the rim or striking the side of the bowl. Varying size bowls each produce a distinctive sound and together like the chords created by any other musical instrument can set the stage for much more than mere entertainment.
The “singing” sound of the bowls is a powerful and long-lasting harmonic that can be both relaxing and rejuvenating to the listener. Often used to aid in meditation, religious or spiritual practices, and even in healthcare, the practitioner may refer to them as healing bowls or chakra bowls. In sound healing or sound massage, the Tibetan Singing Bowls are played around or upon the body of the patient or receiver of the treatment. The practitioner uses the resonance of the bowls’ harmonic vibrations to aid in balancing and relaxing the body sacred. It is a magical experience for those open to healing by way of sound energy or the Tibetan Singing Bowls.
After her demonstration of the bowls, I asked Joanne what it was that drew her, part healer, part musician, and part author, to play the singing bowls, specifically ones that she was blessed to have acquired from a Tibetan master teacher some years ago. She went on to explain some of her personal experiences, as well as those of others. The singing sounds had uplifted and healed the spirit so profoundly that she knew it to be part of her life path, not to merely play them for others, but to help others heal by them.
She explains the process and much more on her website, ResonantWellness.com, and how it can reduce stress and relax someone with the frequencies of sound. During a Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowl meditation hour, you will enjoy the beautiful notes and sounds of the bowls, which aid in the balancing of the body.
Resonant Wellness is an experiential sound and application resource designed for optimal health and well-being. The applications integrate bioacoustics, vibro-acoustics, and sound therapy, as well as use of Tibetan and crystal bowls to help balance the mind, body, and spirit. They provide classes, meditations, private sound sessions, vibro-acoustic demonstrations, vocal profiles, and many other products and services that are aimed at helping to promote wellness, raise consciousness, and educate the public about ways to reduce stress and bring more love, peace, and harmony to all.
Resonant Wellness is also a research company that works with many other businesses to help provide wellness products and services to different clients. “We often provide free services to their customers to introduce the many ways that sound and frequency can reduce stress, pain, and promote balance so the body can repair itself. We work with children and senior citizens to provide information that their wellness providers can use to improve the quality of their lives.”
Joanne is dedicated to bringing this process and much more to the awareness of others, especially those who are looking to improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She explains that through the frequencies of both sound and light, one can create greater harmony and balance in their life.
Resonant Wellness offers:
- Sound Wave Energy for Healing
- SoulNote Sessions
- Vibro-acoustic Sound bed Services & Products
- Stress Reduction
- Crystal & Tibetan Bowl Meditations
- Bio-acoustic Research
- Sound Therapy
- Integrative Energy Work
- High Vibration Wellness Products
“Sound Wave Energy or SWE is a holistic approach to healing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person; enabling the individual to return to a state of harmony and balance through the use of sound frequencies. Specific frequencies have the ability to bring a myriad of changes, both positive and negative, to the body. Among some of the beneficial changes are increased vitality, circulation, calmness, well-being, personal growth and empowerment, energy, balanced emotions, harmonious personal growth, even a deeper connection to our Source through spiritual growth. Sound healing represents a natural, alternative, holistic approach to wellness for body, mind, and spirit. Sound Wave Energy was founded in 1992 by French-Canadian Nicole La Voie. Nicole is the creator of the sound wave energy technology (vibrational frequencies). She is an international lecturer, and author of Return to Harmony: Creating Harmony and Balance through the Frequencies of Sound. Resonant Wellness offers therapies and products using this amazing technology.”
One of the things I discovered from Joanne was that of our SoulNote. What is a SoulNote? Do you have one and what would you use it for in your life? These questions and more are answered somewhat on her website, but know simply that the soul is part and whole of all that is, the essence of our being. “Each soul can be compared to the drops of water that create an ocean. The exception to the analogy is that when each drop is separated from the Source it is unique and has a specific frequency. That unique, special frequency or SoulNote remains the same until the drop, or the soul, returns to the Source and becomes ONE again.”
To discover your own SoulNote, you may wish to contact Harmonists Joanne Hill and Everett Osterud to inquire of their availability for SoulNote sessions and much more. You may also wish to ask about her recent books, A Gentle Rain (a poetry collection) and The Power of Your SoulNote, Raising Consciousness With Personal Frequency © 2013 by Joanne Hill, as well as their inventory of healing CDs and much more.
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Originally Published 2013; Updated 2015